Man leaps from car over raging floodwaters in Peru
Watching might make you feel like centipede is crawling on your skin
Apocalyptic scenes continue to make their way out of Peru after one of the deadliest downpours in decades. A sudden and abnormal warming of the waters of the Pacific off the country's coast has triggered extensive flooding. Peru's rainy season has delivered 10 times more rainfall than usual. The authorities say at least 62 people have died and more than 70,000 made homeless.
A gaping sinkhole has wreaked havoc on Auckland streets after heavy floods opened up the footpath. Torrential rain lashed the North Island which caused road to collapse into a sinkhole, pulling trees and debris into its crevice. The flood damage has left families homeless and businesses destroyed as the water caused devastation in New Lynn, west of Auckland CBD. A car was left teetering close to the edge of the chasm as surrounding wreckage was sucked into the sinkhole. Over 300 homes in Auckland were left flooded with waist-deep water after a huge rain storm. Eighteen people have been placed into emergency accommodation following the flash flood, the NZ Herald reports. The rain reached 65mm in only one hour in some areas, and residents said it took just 15 minutes for the water to flood their homes and turn streets into raging rivers.
Incredible footage has emerged of a massive 'tornado' tearing through Brisbane airport. Vision of the dramatic scenes flooded social media on Friday afternoon as the 'twister' was spotted hovering near Brisbane Airport. First seen in Clontarf, the funnel cloud was seen moving south as residents took out their smartphones to snap the cloud as it appeared over Viola Place at around 2pm.Higgins Storm Chasing first posted the footage to Facebook calling the swirl a 'tornado' however other users were quick to describe the event as a 'willy willy' or 'dust devil'. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jim Richardson says that the tornado was most likely a landspout. 'We can't officially confirm it, but we do have unconfirmed reports indicating that there was a landspout near the Airport, southeast of DFO,' Mr Richardson told MyGC. 'This is due to pretty moist low levels, unstable environments and airmass boundaries sort of colliding ... creating this very localised, very short-lived activity.' After issuing a warning at 3.30pm for storm activity that could hit Brisbane's CBD, the bureau downgraded the warning by 4.18 stating that severe thunderstorms were no longer affecting the southeast Queensland area. The warnings come on top of well-above-average temperatures for Brisbane in March. Temperature reached as high as 35.7C at 1.21pm which is almost 8C above the state's average for March. It comes only days after wild weather hit the country's east-coast, with torrential rain and hail storms the size of golf-balls seen across Queensland and New South Wales.
A BBC journalist has described the moment she and a team of scientists were caught up in a “huge explosion” during a volcanic eruption. Rebecca Morelle, the broadcaster’s global science correspondent, said that her crew was pelted with “boiling rocks and steam” while with volcanologists on Mount Etna in Sicily. But incredibly, she said that they escaped with only minor cuts and bruises after the blast, which injured 10 people. Separate news reports in Italy suggested the blast was caused by liquid-hot lava hitting snow on the Mediterranean island peak. Writing on Twitter, Ms Morelle said some of the crew had suffered “head injuries, burns, cuts and bruises”.
Several tourists have reportedly been injured as Mount Etna erupted for the third time in just under three weeks, spitting molten lava nearly 650 feet into the sky above Sicily. A BBC journalist and camera crew were caught in the huge explosion on Thursday. 'Lava flow mixed with steam - caused huge explosion - group pelted with boiling rocks and steam,' the BBC's global science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, tweeted. She reported an estimated eight people suffered head injuries, burns, cuts and bruises.'An amazing 78 year old lady was very close - but safely got away,' Ms Morelle tweeted. 'Incident could have been worse - explosions like this have killed - but seems minor injuries for now. 'BBC team all OK - some cuts/ bruises and burns. Very shaken though - it was extremely scary. 'Running down a mountain pelted by rocks, dodging burning boulders and boiling steam - not an experience I ever ever want to repeat,' she added. Italian news reports say scientists investigating the recent eruptions were injured when magma spewing from the volcano hit snow, causing an explosion. The Catania operation center of Italy's volcanology institute confirmed Thursday that members of a team taking measurements on the active volcano had been injured, but had no details on the numbers involved or the seriousness of the injuries. The Catania Today website reported that at least three volcanologists were on the volcano when the explosion occurred just before noon, and that some were injured. This latest phase of activity at Europe's highest volcano follows the first eruption in more than a year at the end of February. The eruption came from a relatively new crater on the southeastern side of the 3,000-metre peak. It was captured on film by Italy's Geology and Vulcanology Institute (INGV). Etna has been putting on a show in recent days, however Catania's airport remains open and there have been only periodic spews of volcanic ash.
This is the dramatic moment a young woman caked in brown sludge fought to escape being swept away in a devastating mudslide in Peru. Footage shows the woman battling to survive as a raging torrent of flood water thick with debris ripped through a valley in the district of Punta Hermosa, south of captial city Lima. Terrified onlookers shouted to try to get her attention but were powerless to intervene as she was carried out towards the heaving brown rapids. The shocking video emerged after some of the the heaviest rains and hottest temperatures in two decades have battered Peru over the past month as weather linked to El Nino caused flooding and landslides that blocked the country's central highway and forced hundreds from their homes.
The United Kingdom has been inundated with Muslim migrants for decades, now we have examples on a daily basis of so-called sharia patrols walking around harassing citizens. Sadly some of these Muslims are actually first and 2nd generation born UK citizens. Here is one of the examples of a sharia patrol man walking around harassing people simply out for a good time.
Clip posted on YouTube shows the terrifying view from inside a cruise ship as it makes its way through towering waves in February 2016, with the stormy seas exceeding the level of passengers' portholes
A dramatic video has emerged of two leopards entering a battle to the death with a huge rock python in South Africa. The footage, shot in Kruger National Park last summer, shows a leopard cub reaching out for a snake with its paw before the python launches at him. The cub's mother then tries to dislodge the snake from a hole in the ground resulting in her getting bitten. The nonvenomous African rock python kills its prey by constriction and eats animals up to the size of antelope and crocodiles. According to the video uploader, the leopard eventually killed the snake and fed on its carcass.
A newly married couple were among seven dead from a devastating avalanche caught on camera at a Russian ski resort which was blamed on the victims snow boarding in a restricted off piste zone.
Conservationists recently recorded footage of a Yunnan snub-nosed monkey giving birth to her baby in the southwest China province. The conservationists said that she showed signs of going into labor on the morning of Feb. 24 near Baima Snow Mountain. The clip shows the female monkey moving about restlessly, after which a male monkey goes to groom her. Soon a group of females gathers around her, as if they were creating a “delivery room” for her. After giving birth to the baby, another monkey snatches the baby, only to be chased down by the mother. The child, now safely snuggled in his mother’s long arms, has had quite a day. Also known as black snub-nosed monkeys, these primates are an endangered species who live mostly in China. Their population now ranges in the thousands compared with that in the 1980s, when they were close to extinction.
Europe’s highest active volcano Mount Etna erupts in Sicily
The highest active volcano in Europe Mount Etna began to erupt on the island of Sicily, on Monday. The volcano, which lies between the cities of Messina and Catania, can be seen spewing fountains of lava which reportedly exceeded several hundred meters high.
Storm Doris throws helpless woman into a lamp-post
For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life, NASA and a Belgian-led research team announced Wednesday. (Feb. 22)
Barren Island volcano erupts off India’s eastern coast. Scientists witnessed eruption from one nautical mile away, were unable to land due to dangerous volcanic activity
Los Angeles County police and fire officials staged a dramatic rescue on live TV after two cars – one occupied – tumbled into a sinkhole as storm Lucifer exerted its wrath.
You can watch live news reporting as it happened on February 18 above and below. According to ABC 7, one person was injured after falling into the Studio City sinkhole in California. The TV station said the person in the car, a woman, was rescued and taken to the hospital in unknown condition; a second car fell into the gaping asphalt hole too, but it wasn’t occupied, according to ABC 7.
Landslide in San Bernardino County, California
See incredible video released by the California National Guard showing a swift water rescue team saving the life of an 81-year-old man who had be swept from his car into rushing waters.
Harrowing video has been captured of a fire tornado as it ripped through a property in Western Australia. The footage was shot by Danny Robinson near Exmouth in Western Australia on Monday at about 4pm. 'The upward forces of the fire tornado managed to rip and tear shrubs completely out of the ground, tossing them some tens of metres into the air,' Mr Robinson told Reuters.
New Orleans residents were awestruck as a gigantic tornado approached their window on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
THE moment a rare “snownado” touched down on a Scottish mountain has been captured in a dramatic video. The “beautiful but scary” snow devil can be seen whirling snow and ice in a circle at least 100ft high near the car park on Cairngorm, near Aviemore. Lynn Godfrey was on holiday in Aviemore for the annual dog sled rally when she filmed the unusual weather phenomenon on January 30.
Midwestern skies were lit up by a breathtaking meteor that caught the eye of hundreds in the early hours of Monday morning. Footage captured by a Lisle, Illinois, police dashcam shows the jaw-dropping moment the glowing meteor soared across the sky. More than 100 people reported sightings around 1:30am, primarily in the Chicago area, but it was also seen in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri and Ontario, Canada. Meteorologist Jeff Last of the National Weather Service's office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, says the meteor was accompanied by a sonic boom that shook houses in the region. Last says radar shows the meteor passing over Lake Michigan, but he said it's not clear if it landed in the water or if it broke up in the sky.
Mexico's Colima volcano roared back to life on Friday (February 3) during an afternoon eruption which sent a column of ash and smoke 4,000 metres (13,123 feet) above its crater. The explosion could be seen from several kilometers (miles) away and sent ash raining down on surrounding areas in the states of Colima and Jalisco. Authorities said there was no need for area residents to evacuate, despite the powerful eruption. The 3,800-metre (12,500-feet) volcano has increased in activity since October, generating eruptive columns of heights ranging from 1,000 metres (3,280 feet) to 4,000 metres (13,123 feet) in height, sometimes accompanied by the release of incandescent fragments and pyroclastic flows. Since Jan. 3, the magnitude of the explosions has been increasing. The volcano is located in western Mexico between the states of Colima and Jalisco and is one of the country's most active. According to website volcanodiscovery.com, increased activity at the volcano is due to the growth of a new lava dome. The Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Mexico has more than 3,000 volcanoes, but only 14 are considered active.
Researchers from the USGS’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory captured dramatic footage showing a ‘firehose’ of lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano and into the sea.
The video also captures littoral explosions as the super hot lava makes contact with the cold sea water at the Kamokuna lava tube.
An astonishing video shows an entire hotel collapsing into a river as the bank it stands on erodes away beneath it.
Drone footage shows the depth and width of the crack.